A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.
A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.Written by
One of three movies to come out within a year of each dealing with dream manipulation and it's potential consequences. The other two were Brainstorm (1983), released a year earlier, and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), released 3 months later. See more »
During the dream sequence at the end of the film, the camera crew is reflected in the wall as Blair rounds the corner to the elevator. See more »
[talking about his current lifestyle]
Sounds like you disapprove.
Doctor Paul Novotny:
You're damn right I disapprove! You've got tremendous gifts, and you've chosen to piss them all away.
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The US DVD uses an alternate shot of the scene where the short bald guy with glasses finds his wife cheating on him. Normally you see the woman partially naked but on the DVD only her face is shown. See more »
I agree with most of the posters here. This is lightweight entertainment but it's great fun, especially if you like your SF. Performances are reasonable - there's some action, a love interest and some nice effects. There's also some pretty bad effects - I'm talking about the snake man which was like a rubbish version of Ray Harryhausen (of whom I'm a fan, but this just sucked.)
A special mention goes to the music which will not be on your list of top sound tracks.
Don't expect anything much - just sit back and enjoy this slice of 80's pulp SF.
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